Today, I stopped by Costco on the way home from work to pick up one of their pre-baked chickens for dinner-- we are still without a functioning kitchen.
To my amazement, I came upon this scene:
I was struck with a sense of deja vu. I'd seen this scene, nearly a month earlier:
Yep, that's the same spot-- with a key difference, I later realized.
Notice a difference between the two pictures, besides the different makes of the car? Look at the angle the cars are resting at. There's a reason for this.
Where there was once just a six inch concrete island for dumb people to drive up onto, there is now a concrete island with a couple of boulders on it for dumb people to drive up onto!
My guess is that the boulders were added to let the idiots know there was a concrete island there and not to drive there. Picture #1 shows how well that has worked.
After I'd parked my truck and started walking in, a gentleman walking near me, who'd apparently seen me taking pictures, asked me if that was my car up there. I laughed and told him no. He told me that he'd seen another car up there two weeks ago. I was astonished. I told him I'd seen the same thing a month ago.
By the time I was done shopping, a tow truck had arrived and had pulled the car down off the boulders.
A couple of young Costco employees were nearby, shagging carts and laughing about the car on the boulders. I told them that I'd seen this twice in a month and a man I'd just talked to had seen it another time-- that it had happened at least three times in the last month-- just how often did this happen, I asked them?
They looked at each other and said, "Oh, maybe 2 or 3 times a week" "Yeah, a few times a week."
To quote Ripley in Aliens, "Did IQ's drop drastically while I was gone?"
Maybe this explains a lot about events in the years 2000 and 2004.